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You’ve paid dues to join the League of Women Voters of Wake County, but do you know what you’re getting for your money? We hear the idea of “transparency” tossed around a lot these days. The League believes our members deserve this. Whatever a member’s intent–from simply demonstrating support, to becoming an active volunteer–we want to offer you some insight into the workings of our organization.
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For democracy to function, our election system must be fair. This blog looks at matters that impact how our elections are run: from voter turnout to accurate voter rolls to the politics of ensuring an accurate count.
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Affordable housing options for our economically diverse community in Wake County? We explore the data and encourage local government to support livable housing for all.
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Barbara “Barbie” Roberts, born a nineteen-year-old career woman in 1959, was always destined for greatness. Does she use her well-rounded voice at the ballot box? Luckily, the League of Women Voters of Wake County (LWV-Wake) was able to pick her pink brain to find out.
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The US Constitution requires a count of all residents once every ten years. Results affect everything from how many representatives per state to how much money goes to each locale.
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This blog was written by LWV-Wake intern Simran Saini, a student at Raleigh Charter School. This article discusses the causes of low young voter turnout in this country and solutions for change.
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There's more to the League than the work we do. There's also the chance to meet other people who believe in defending democracy. Get to know us better through this series of member profiles.
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Redistricting is the process of redrawing voting maps to account for changes in population. Here's why citizens should care about this seemingly mundane and technical process.
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Although Municipal elections don't receive as much attention as national or state-level elections, the significant influence of municipal elections on women's rights and interests should compel all of us to get out and vote as well as encourage others to! From local policies to representation, these elections shape the foundations of our communities and have a direct bearing on the well-being...
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The League focus on women's rights includes more than passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. We work on a range of issues impacting women, including but not limited to the gender pay gap, violence against women, and reproductive rights.
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